The Trousers

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The Trousers
Directed by Hans Behrendt
Written by Carl Sternheim (play)
Franz Schulz
Starring Werner Krauss
Jenny Jugo
Rudolf Forster
Veit Harlan
Music by Willy Schmidt-Gentner
Cinematography Carl Drews
Distributed by Phoebus-Film
Release date(s) 20 August 1927
Country Germany
Language Silent
German intertitles

The Trousers (German:Die Hose) is a 1927 German silent comedy film directed by Hans Behrendt and starring Werner Krauss, Jenny Jugo and Rudolf Forster. It was based on a play by Carl Sternheim.[1] Art direction was by Heinrich Richter and Franz Schroedter. The film is notable for the performance of Veit Harlan, later the director who made the controversial antisemitic Jew Suss, as a Jewish barber in a film made by a director who would later died in the holocaust.[2]



  1. ^ Kreimeier p.138
  2. ^ Prawer p.83


  • Kreimeier, Klaus. The Ufa Story: A History of Germany's Greatest Film Company, 1918-1945. University of California Press, 1999.
  • Prawer, S.S. Between Two Worlds: The Jewish Presence in German and Austrian Film, 1910-1933. Berghahn Books, 2005.

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